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Mini DIY Vertical Herb Garden

Mini DIY Vertical Herb Garden
Mini DIY Vertical Herb Garden
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You can never go wrong with planting herbs in your garden. If you don't have enough space in your garden to include your basil, oregano or parsley leaves, then you'll love this Mini DIY Vertical Herb Garden. Without taking up too much space, this herb garden allows you to plant your favorite herb spices. You don't need to be a professional gardener to figure out how to place soil and seeds into a pot. This very low maintenance garden will add fresh greenery to any windowsill space or patio. Your DIY herb garden will instantly spice up your outdoor space!

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniqueGardening



Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Metal accordion folding clothes drying rack
  • 8-12 standard 8” plastic garden pots w/ lip
  • Potting soil
  • Herb plants of your choice
  • 8-12 metal “S” hooks (1.5 inch)


  1. Set up your freestanding expandable rack in the area you’d like to divide or partition for privacy.

  2. Plan out where you’ll hang the pots, allowing some space between them. Hang some S-hooks to mark the spots.

  3. Plant the containers with your favorite herbs. Fill the pots about ¾ of the way with potting mix using a Big Grip Trowel. The oversized scoop will help you get large amounts of planting mix in to the pots quickly and easily. Use the Softouch® Micro-Tip Pruning Snips to open the plastic packaging of the plants. The snips are just the right size to remove the plants without damaging the root structure. Finally, use the Big Grip Transplanter to actually plant your herbs. The transplanter has built in gradation marks that will ensure that the hole in the soil is the correct depth for each plant. 

  4. Wedge one side of the S-hook firmly under the lip of the pot, then loop the other side over the rack’s horizontal rod, working your way down. For most racks, you can place three pots across the width of two rods, then set them on the top shelf at an angle. You can also hang them on the lowest rod, or just place the pots on the ground. The size of your clothes drying rack will determine the number of pots required to fill the rack.

  5. Snip the herbs as you need them for cooking. Plant, cultivate, harvest, divide and conquer!

What is yor favorite herb to plant in your garden?

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I love fresh herbs but don't have space at my current apartment for full size pots. This is a great idea!

I absolutely love this idea! It's a great way to make the most of a small but sunny spot. I will need to do this next spring.

This is a great idea. I didn't have the best luck growing herbs in my apartment, but maybe this is the solution!


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